BRADLEY, Maine — An investigation of noise complaints led to the arrest of a local man on Tuesday afternoon, according to police.
Penobscot County Sheriff’s Detective Bill Flagg said police were called to the Cram Street home of Robert Wing, 50, about 3 a.m. Tuesday in response to a noise complaint.
Wing was uncooperative when Deputy James Kennedy went to the home, according to Flagg.
“The deputy issued a disorderly conduct warning,” Flagg said. “He went to take Mr. Wing into custody, and at that point, Robert Wing opened the door, striking the deputy in the face, knocking him off the stairs.”
Kennedy was examined by medical personnel at the scene, Flagg said.
An arrest warrant subsequently was issued for Wing and when deputies returned to his home later Tuesday, Wing continued to resist.
“Force entry was used to get into the home and take Mr. Wing into custody,” Flagg said.
Even as officers tried to arrest him, Wing continued to struggle, yelling and spitting in the officers’ faces and throwing himself down on the stairs, according to Flagg.
Because of the spitting, “three officers had to be sent to St. Joseph Hospital for examination of biohazard contamination,” Flagg said, adding that one officer was treated for a minor shoulder injury.
Wing was taken to the Penobscot County Jail, where he was charged with three counts of Class C assault on a police officer and another count of resisting arrest. He later was released on bail.
If convicted of the assault charges, Wing faces up to five years in prison on each count.